Find a used epson 1400 and get refillable cartidges. Film is cheapest from fixxons or goldupusa.I have seen numerous posts about printers for printing transparencies. I am confused...I am needing to buy a printer that does the job. What are my options. Strictly needing it to print my screen transparencies..thanks.
I know this is a bit off topic but do most emulsions hold that crisp line from the 1430? I ask because they offer high def emulsion but does it really make a difference, I have been using the Ryonet Dual Cure and figure if I'm upgrading the printer I should make sure my stencil holds that better definition.The dot size is configurable though the LPI no matter how you print and yes ultra seps has the option to select the LPI if using it to convert to halftones. You only get the variable dot when printing with filmmaker. Multiple dot sizes.
Any Epson will produce superior result due to the Epson places the dot with a plunger. Most other printers heat the ink till it burst. Some have produced some cold process heads but they still can't produce the quality of a Epson and still produce splatter.
But can you tell the difference in the Hi Def emulsion if your variables are correct vs the dual cure?Any emulsion should be able to hold what's on the film. Exposure unit, proper exposure time, humidity regulation, and host of other variables will determine your out come. Dual cure has a wider exposure latitude where as SBQ/Photopolymer has a narrow exposure time. Nailing your times for your exposure unit, your coating techniques for the emulsion your using.